Google hires Apple chip guru to make Pixel even better

Google hires Apple chip guru to make Pixel even better

Google hires Apple chip guru to make Pixel even better

This move appears to be paving the way for a shift in focus to develop new SoC designs for the Google Pixel. We don't need to explain how powerful Apple's chips are.

Apple began using its own chips in 2010 under Gulati's guidance.

Google's current Pixel phones rely on Qualcomm chips, but the company may be planning to ditch them going forward, considering it has over a dozen new SoC-related job listings live right now that are all specific to mobile. The idea of Google producing its own hardware for future smartphones has been floating around for a while but with a chip development expert now in the ranks, it is closer than ever to reality.

"The Pixel is seen as Google's answer to the iPhone, but considering Apple sells 40 to 50 million iPhones in a quarter, Google has some catching up to do", according to Ars Technica, a tech website. We may be looking at the beginning of an Android performance revolution in the works!

Google's hire - Manu Gulati - had until May spent almost eight years at Apple, according to his LinkedIn profile. The chips are well optimized for iOS that's why they perform excellently well.

Could Google build its own chips for future versions of its flagship Pixel phone? An example given is for his patent that describes hardware-based security for Apple Pay that securely stores a user's fingerprint on the iPhone.

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